10:12 GMT11 July 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Presently, Manmohan Singh is a member of India's upper house of parliament Rajya Sabha. He served as the country's prime minister from 2004 to 2014.

    Prominent Congress party leaders and the netizens some are wishing former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a speedy recovery; he was hospitalised on late Sunday evening with chest pains.

    The 87-year-old Congress party veteran was reportedly admitted in the cardio neurosciences wing of Delhi's AIIMS hospital. Singh is said to be stable and is being kept under observation.

    Some netizens are stating that the country and the ailing economy need him; Singh is also an economist and has served as the country's finance minister. Others remember him for being a 'gentleman'.

    ​Singh is well known for his 1991 Budget speech and for steering the country out of an economic crisis by introducing new economic policies based on liberalisation, privatisation and a globalisation model.

    Soon after the news about his health broke, messages poured in from Congress and members of other political parties, who expressed concern and offered the former prime minister their support.

    ​Singh was referred to as 'the silent prime minister' by the opposition for not being very vocal.

    In 2014, when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government came to power, Singh had emphasised that he hadn't been a weak prime minister and said: "I honestly believe, history will be kinder to me than the contemporary media and the opposition."



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